How to Protect Your Digital Self

You can’t lock down all the things all the time—it’s the digital equivalent of hiding in a bunker. Build a personal protection plan that makes sense for you. Look in the Mirror Start your security assessment with what’s known as a threat-modeling exercise. Ask yourself what you want to protect and from whom, and estimate… Read More How to Protect Your Digital Self

WhatsApp outage, Africa’s disconnect, Google’s billion-dollar agenda — Quartz

Hi Quartz Africa readers!On Monday, the world experienced a widespread outage of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. This six-hour-long global outage caused Facebook’s stock to plunge almost 5%, wiping away almost $50 billion in market value and millions in ad revenue. By one estimate, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost almost $1 billion for every hour… WhatsApp… Read More WhatsApp outage, Africa’s disconnect, Google’s billion-dollar agenda — Quartz

Google will now offer African startups more than no-strings cash and office space — Quartz

At a virtual event on Wednesday (Oct. 6), Google’s CEO Sudar Pichai said his company will invest $1 billion in Africa over five years to build a subsea internet cable, support nonprofits, and fund businesses.The cable, named Equiano after the Nigeria-born 18th-century abolitionist, has been in the works since 2019 when it was first announced.… Google… Read More Google will now offer African startups more than no-strings cash and office space — Quartz

Facebook Whistleblower Says Mark Zuckerburg Is Directly Responsible For Harmful System — Wonderful Engineering

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, then we’ll do a quick recap about the whole “Whistleblower” incident. Frances Haugen who worked on civic integrity issues at Facebook came out of the shadows when she revealed everything on “60 Minutes” on Sunday. The 37-year-old former Facebook product manager had been… Facebook… Read More Facebook Whistleblower Says Mark Zuckerburg Is Directly Responsible For Harmful System — Wonderful Engineering

Andela is a unicorn, mobile money capital, end “colonial” funding — Quartz

Hi Quartz Africa readers!In the seven years since Andela started a software engineering academy for Africans, it has raised money from venture capitalists at least seven times. The latest round, $200 million from a group of investors led by SoftBank, values the company at $1.5 billion.Andela the unicorn has evolved a lot from Andela the… Andela… Read More Andela is a unicorn, mobile money capital, end “colonial” funding — Quartz